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  1. Professional Development | Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Acting Out: Literature, Drama, and Connecting With History
    This article describes a successful teacher-professor collaboration to plan interdisciplinary curriculum and team-teach it in a first-grade classroom.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Close reading in elementary schools
    Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
    This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    eVoc Strategies: 10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary
    Drawing on research-based principles of vocabulary instruction and multimedia learning, this article presents 10 eVoc strategies that use free digital tools and Internet resources to evoke students' engaged vocabulary learning.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom
    Argues that elementary language-arts teachers should expand their definition of "text" to include film, a valuable instructional material. Notes that today's elementary students come to class with a great deal of knowledge about films--prior experiences which teachers can tap into. Discusses the application to film of reader-response theories.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Looking Inside Classrooms: Reflecting on the "How" as Well as the "What" in Effective Reading Instruction
    This article presents the classroom practices that were the most useful for improving students' reading ability.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies
    This position on Multimodal Literacies is a summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement
    Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing
    With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.
  9. Professional Development | Grades   K – 2  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades PreK-2
    This book provides insights and resources for teachers, administrators, and policymakers working with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by championing a critical perspective and teaching that promote students' development as competent and critical problem solvers.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension
    Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

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